Research Specialist, Biology

Pennsylvania, United States
08 Apr 2019
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08 Jun 2019
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

The School of Arts and Sciences forms the foundation of the scholarly excellence that has established Penn as one of the world’s leading research universities. We teach students across all 12 Penn schools, and our academic departments span the reach from anthropology and biology to sociology and South Asian studies.

The Betley lab in the Biology department at the University of Pennsylvania is looking for a research specialist to be intricately involved as a team member to plan, design, performing, analyze and present data on experiments such as behavioral testing and histological analysis. The position will involve planning and executing appropriate behavioral and histological experiments and will involve presentation of the findings at lab meetings, departmental and University wide events and national conferences including the Society for Neuroscience annual conference.

A Bachelor’s Degree in biological sciences or engineering and 0 to 1 year of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. The qualified person will be well organized and detail oriented. The ability to design, execute, and evaluate a scientific plan is preferred. .

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.